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Caring for Winter Skin
Icy winds and the stark contrast of the freezing outside and the toasty inside can plat havoc when it comes to your skin. Dry and itchy skin is common at this time of year, so it is important to take as many steps as you can to looking after your skin.
Your skincare routine might work for you in the warmer months, but with harsher weather there are a few things in your daily routine that you many need to change. It is recommended that you avoid products that will dry your skin out, such as strong cleansers or serums. Where in summer you may feel your skin is overly oily, in the winter your skin is more likely to soak up these naturally produced oils faster in order to replenish your skin. You should also look into adding and exfoliator to your skin care routine in order to buff away any dry skin. You could use gentle exfoliators such as St Ives Ultra Gentle Apricot Scrub, or L'Oreal Men Expert Pure & Matte Scrub, which will be great for replenishing your skin but won't damage it further.
In addition to this your should use a more substantial moisturiser to give your skin the moisture it needs. Why not try the MooGoo Full Cream Moisturiser? This moisturiser is an all-natural product, perfect for winter skin and completely guilt free as it isn't tested on animals. MooGoo use moisturising oils high in fatty acids to keep skin supple and healthy. They then add Natural Vitamin E, Milk Protein, Aloe Vera and more. Moisturising is essential all year round, but when the weather outside is cold then locking the moisture into your skin is especially important in order to avoid your face becoming dry and dull.
Your lips are also extremely vulnerable to cold weather, so you need to ensure that you keep them moisturised to stop cracking and splitting. As your lips do not naturally moisturise themselves like the rest of your face does, you will need to give them a little help with protection from the elements. Use lip products such as Nivea Lip Care, O'Keeffe's Lip Repair, or even Vaseline, to lock in moisture and protect your lips.
Don't let this cold weather damage your skin, keep moisturised and don't forger your hands and feet - the cold weather and heavier winter shoes can cause damage to this skin too. Try to keep yourself wrapped up when you're outside and protect your lips from the cold by gently draping a scarf across your lower face. Where yoy can, keep moisturiser and lip balm with you in your bag or pocket in order to alleviate and treat dry, damaged skin immediately. Read more about the benefits of moisturising in THIS Good Housekeeping article. Also, browse our range of moisturisers, skin care, and lip care products to find the best products for you skin; there is something for everybody!